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Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2019 Update

Switch vs PS4 – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2019 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 March 2019 / 3,112 Views

The VGChartz Gap charts are updated monthly and each article focuses on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation platforms, as well as comparisons within the 8th generation. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.


Switch Vs. PS4 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 196,708 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,863,325 – Switch

Total Lead: 3,871,125 - Switch

Switch Total Sales: 30,649,113

PS4 Total Sales: 26,777,988

January 2019 is the 23rd month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 during the same time frame by 196,708 units when compared to the Switch during the same timeframe. In the last 12 months the Switch has outsold the PlayStation 4 by 1.86 million units. The Switch is currently ahead of the PlayStation 4 by 3.87 million units.

The PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 30.65 million units, while the PlayStation 4 sold 26.78 million units during the same timeframe.

The 23rd month on sale for the Nintendo Switch is January 2019, while for the PlayStation 4 it is September 2015.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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peachbuggy (on 04 March 2019)

So, Ps4 will overtake Switch again in 2-3 months?

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 04 March 2019)

Looks like the Switch can stay in the lead another month

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zorg1000 Bofferbrauer2 (on 04 March 2019)

As long as Switch averages over 200k/week in Feb/March it will hold the lead for 2 more months. It will definitely fall behind 3 months from now though.

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